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news alert, growing outrage in egypt. mohammed morsi withdrawing part of the decree that expanded his powers but going ahead with a referendum on a new constitution. following two weeks of unrest with demonstrators storming the presidential palace and calling for the fall of his regime. welcome to a new hour of america's news headquarters. >> good morning. >> the political crisis as jamie said is worsening in egypt. president morsi's supporters say a referendum is needed to complete a democratic transition. opponents say mr. morrissey is becoming yet another dictator. good morning, embassador. >> good morning. >> they have a new constitution, a referendum next saturday. why is it so dangerous? >> well, the question whether morrissey can force this vote saturday is critical because the draft constitution that the constitution assembly has written is schreier friendly. it puts the doctrine into the constitution, christians and others in the country are very worried about it. they're very worried once the constitution is put into place, they may never get a real chance to change it. so t
of an attack. and it is not pretty. >>> breaking news right now, and this is cairo, egypt. morsi is at long last speaking to his people. we believe this is a live address. be -- we have been waiting for the past few hours. it was said he would speak, and now he is speaking. at issue he in essence set himself up as a dictator. he says he has control over the largest nation in the middle east byway of population of 80 million people. the courts have walked out. the military deployed tanks, the biggest we have seen since this president essentially made himself a dictator. outside the presidential palace, thousands of the president's opponents tangled with supporters in egypt. the two sides are fighting with rocks and firebombs and even bullets. officials say the clashes have killed at least seven people and hurt hundreds more. it is a major escalation in the violence there in the very country trying to play peace keeper between israel and gaza. david lee miller with the news is live in our middle east news m rue. we have been waiting for president -- newsroom. we have been waiting for presiden
in the mounting political crisis. over president mohammed morsi's power grab. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> great to have you here. i'm jamie colby, these are members of the military there, reinforcing a wall outside the presidential palace. just 24 hours after tens of thousands of protesters actually broke through a barricade leading to the building and forced president morsi to press ahead with so-called dialog talks as he tried to keep the country from plunging deeper into turmoil. >> connor powell is following this live from our jerusalem bureau, what's happening over here? >> well, last night the violence continued in cairo, it was relatively peaceful today, but the crisis continues on, and today, the egyptian military used the calm in cairo to put up barriers around the presidential palace. they built concrete walls, placing tanks and bash wire around that palace and the egyptian media. in the statement warned of disastrous consequences and urging dialog to avoid a quote, dark tunnel in egypt and mohammed morsi called for talks today wit
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flooding the streets demanding their inalienable rights. egyptian president morsi and his muslim brotherhood have no desire to expand the freedom of its citizens. they're about to implement syria law. they're protesting the seizure of unrestricted powers by the nation's islamist president and his draft helicopters substitution. what you're looking at is the worst explosion of protesters since the removal of mubarak. women have no rights, no protection from the government unthe new law. i hear one thing from the usually deafening voices of women's liberal groups. silence. is birth control the only defining issue of the u.s. feminist movement? what a double standard we're now witnessing. joining me now for act for america, the president, briggite gabriel. guys, welcome to the program. thank you for being here. this is amazing. we go through a whole election, republican war on women. they don't want to pay for women's birth control. we know what life for women is like. in saudi arabia they can't drive. under the taliban they couldn't go to school or work. we see the stoning of women
the bold moves by morsi. some say amount to illegal power grab. >> the egypt constitutional court suspended work indefinitely as a protest. it comes as a postpone ruling on legitimacy of panel that drafted a new constitution for that country. one that gave president mohammed morsi new powers. steve harrigan is standing by live in cairo with more. >> remarkable scene in cairo this morning outside egypt supreme constitutional court. to put it simply, the court justices could not get in their own building. the judges will suspend their work while the atmosphere of intimidation physical a mental intimidation exist. the supreme court say they cannot do the work because of the mob around their building. it was likely they would rule on the legitimacy of egypt constitutional assembly. that body pushed through the constitution, the draft on friday. they go for a national referendum, up or down vote on december 15. if the constitution goes through, egypt president morsi says the extreme powers which he declared that he possessed would be void and it would go to normal here in egypt. richard morrison
, the president under siege there as angry crowds call for him to leave. could president morsi face the same fate as president hosni mubarak? we'll have the analysis straight ahead. heather: right now in cairo another day of mass demonstrations and unrest. tens of thousands of egyptians marching on the presidential palace, a compound that looks more like an armed camp these days. take a look at those pictures. these folks furious with president mohammed morsi with assuming dictatorial powers and ramming through a constitution that many fear will turn egypt into an islamic state. david shanker is the director of the program on arab politics at the washington institute for mere east policy and the former middle east adviser to secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. heather: you were there just prior to morsi's power grab. what was the mood then and did you see this coming? >> i think the brotherhood was very confident and morsi took the opportunity of course after the hamas negotiations of doing this. and i think he thought that he had it in the bag.
mohammed morsi and what they call his power grab, also rejecting his calls for a dialog to end the crisis. the violence there getting the attention of the white house. egypt is considered a vital american interest because of the peace treaty it maintains with israel. we have more on this ahead. but first, all right we are also tracking a developing story in syria. where new video shows the rebels slowly gaining ground in the battle for damascus. they've scored a series of tactical skwreubgt tree tactic tactical victories, and declaring the damascus international airport a military zone. fierce street battles are breaking out as you can see here from the video. the "associated press" released this amateur video and said it seems to core respond with news accounts from the city. foxess conor powell is covering syria live from our mideast bureau. what is the latest. >> reporter: as part of this sur push to topple the bashar al-assad we've seen heavy fighting in damascus, particularly around the airport. rebels are focusing in on that area. in the past three or four days we've seen all intern
't heard from the military the political turn oil has been raging in the wake of morsi's power grab that is until now. the military with a word of warning now for everyone contributing to the chaos. we have details from mid eels. >> the military is warning of disaster truss consequences if the military crisis isn't resolved. in a statement they are urging dialogue to avoid a dark tunnel. last night protests turned violent as protestors breached the walls of the presidential palace. today the egyptian military began expanding the barriers around the presidential palace building concrete walls and placing tanks and bashed wire arou -- barbed wire around the compound. morsi called for talks today from the opposition. they rejected any dialogue and refuse to do attend meetings today. they proposed a vote on a draft constitution on december 15th. they want that vote postponed. it is anti democratic and too islamic. late last night a member of the muslim brotherhood hinted that the vote could be postponed. it was a rare sign of compromise but the crisis is far from over. harris? >> just w
and the economy all back in order. >> jamie: oversea, tensions rising in egypt. president muhammad morsi has refused to delay a referendum on a new constitution he's proposing, prompting the opposition to call for more protested it, follow it would go weeks of violent demonstrations. on friday, protesters stormed the presidential palace. take a electric at this. scenes reminiscent of the days that hosni mubarak was ousted from power. what is next. major bob scales is a military analyst. general, great to see you. >> good to see you. as we look at this and we see the military there was laying low for a while. now they are popping their heads up, saying dialogue, dialogue or catastrophe. can you see a situation where they try to take over? >> i see a situation where the military acts as an intermediary, if you will. remember, to this day, the most respected institution in egypt is the army. recall that most of the rulers in the last 50 years have been military people, like nasr, mubarak, an air force fighter pilot. the egyptian people don't blame the military for the excesses over the last two
indefinitely. that because of the protest by supporters of islamist president mohammed morsi. the court was set to rule on the legitimacy of the islamist dominated panel that drafted the new constitution. but it now says it cannot operate in what it calls a "climate filled with hatred." steve harrigan live in cairo at the moment with the latest developments. not very encouraging, steve. good morning. >> reporter: certainly not. in a blow to the egypt constitutional court. judges were going to meet today but the building they were going to meet in was surrounded by protesters in favor of the egypt president mohammed morsi. the judges were too concerned about trying to enter the building. they failed to do so. they said they would not meet anymore under the atmosphere of fear and intimidation. to an example of mob rule here. justices building surrounded and the justices failing to meet today. as far as the constitution, pushed through in one night, earlier in the week, it's now set to go to a referendum. nationwide vote on this. december 15. president morsi said those extreme powers which he adop
the military's barricade. president morsi attempts at talks failed this morning when few lawmakers attended and some of those actually walked out shortly after they begin. conor is live. >> political crisis in egypt continues to grow and last night it got violent as they breached the walls of the presidential palace. today was calm but preparing for more violence. egyptian military put up barriers around the presidential palace from concrete walls to putting up more barbed wire. the egyptian military appears to be taking up the role of mediator in the conflict. in a statement it warned of disastrous consequences if the crisis is not resolved. it is urging dialogue to avoid, quote, a dark tunnel. mohammed morsi has called for a day of dialogue but opposition groups rejected talks today. they walked out of meetings. the ones that bothered to show up. many didn't appear for the discussions. the egyptian opposition is demanding that a draft resolution on the constitution that is supposed to be voted on december 15th, they are demanding that vote be postponed indefinitely. they say the drafted c
's opposition leaders are calling for protests. morsi's refusing to meet his opponent's key demand, that he rescind a draft constitution, that will go to a referendum next saturday. there are reports that north korea may postpone a controversial rocket launch, scheduled for as early as tomorrow. it is not clear if diplomatic intervention or technical glitches are behind the delay. we have a retired four-star general and vice chief of staff to the army, general, thank you for coming. >> good to see you. >> what do you make of what is happening in north korea? they are very provocative around the hol daus, very often. the u.s. navy has moved two warships into the area. what do you make of it? >> they are vntsing their military and the pentagon and the united states military will always take that seriously. our intelligence services, of course, are trying to measure their intent. a the loof this intent has to do with their political influence in the region. they want to be on a stage that gives them prestige. from that, they usually get concessions from the south koreans. >> is this one of th
in washington. thank you. >>> chaos in cairo. egyptian president mohammed morsi returning to the presidential palace overnight. he left amid clashes between police and 100,000 protestors. look at that. they are outraged over her recent power grab. it shows there should be great concern about morsi. >> people have said the muslim brotherhood is moderate, it is responsible, it will not be a problem if it takes power has been proven wrong i think beyond a shadow of a doubt. this man is in power through whatever means he can get it. >> steve harrigan has more from cairo on the clashes. >> real escalation by the opposition protestors. in cairo square they are on the move moving toward egypt's presidential palace. they cut through bashed wire. in the end the protestors had tear gas at the wall of the complex. h mohammed morsi was in the compound. he left not to flee but at the end of a normal workday. he does not reside in that palace. the demonstration shows the agenda is a referendum december 15th. they will be voting on a controversial constitution that has divided the country from secular and i
morsi fleeing the pals in the middle of this chaos. grn record jacob lippencot is in cairo with the latest. what's going on? >> reporter: the violence tonight was relatively claim between anti-morsi protesters and police over the last few years. the crowds were huge and demonstrate once again the ability of the opposition secularists and the ruling islamists to bring out huge crowds of supporters. two days ago a peaceful islamist protest shuf shut down the supre court. it shows how deeply polarized they have become. with the referendum on the new constitution coming up, neither side is showing any willingness no compromise. both sides very strongly see the other one as a threat to democracy. while the violence in central cairo and beyond has largely died down, everyone here is very afraid of a direct confrontation between members of islamist organizations and the secular protesters. they say they'll only leave if morsi leaves. his supporters are increasingly rallying behind the nation's first de democratically elected president. >> where is president morsi? >> no one knows
in the streets in opposition to the power grab by by islamist president morsi. the brunt of the struggle now seems to be felt by the women. activists are reporting that organized mobs funded by morsi and the muslim brotherhoo brothe paralyzed the women of egypt with many saying they refuse to leave their homes for fear of their lives. as daily reports emerge highlighting this growing human humanitarian problem, where is the president and sa sandra flu. here is liz cheney. let's start with reporting on the serious situation. it's bad. >> it's very bad,p , sean. if the syrian government is preparing to use chem weapons on its own people, the united states government needs to be prepared to take action to do what they can to stop it. i saw one report that quoted a u.s. official that said there's not much the outside world can do. that's simply not true. we need to be considering military action if that's necessary in order to make sure they don't use those gas. >> sean: do you remember when saddam hussein used chemicals weapons against the kurds? we showed it on television. we had wmds, h etc.
in cairo overnight. the white house says president obama praised the egyptian president mohammed morsi for offering to meet with his opponents this weekend but said that dialogue should come without any preconditions. one opposition group is already turning down that offer. here is how it is going over in cairo. [chanting] shch shep protest hers back on the street this overnight. military sealed off the presidential palace with tanks and bausched wire after the worst violence since president morsi took office in june. [explosions] 700 dead and 600 hurt after battled outside the very presidential palace. police say the two sides threw rocks and fire bombs at each other. the protesters say they are outraged that the president in essence put himself above the law last month. president morsi helped negotiate the cease-fire between israel and hamas he is in charge of enforcing that agreement. tonight he went on egyptian television to call for calm in his own country. david lee miller in our middle east bureau now, david lee? >> shepard, as you mentioned, although one opposition group wasted
outside the doors of the presidential palace. many of the demonstrators say it is time for president morsi to go. new details coming up. >> the unemployment rate is down to four-year low despite super storm sandy but a lot of people stopped looking for work. the good news and the news behind it coming up. >> check the credit card statements. you could be spending hundreds of dollars in recurring payments for stuff you may not use anymore. it is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a free syria can never include the syrian president bashar al-assad. that today from our secretary of state, hillary clinton, after holding talks on the future of the nation's fighting with the civil war. she met with her russian counterpart and the united nations special envoy to syria over how to stop the violence that has killed more than 40,000. russia has blocked u.n. security council efforts to remove the syrian president. that did not stop secretary clinton from saying any plan for syria's future must not involve the man with the bl
to compromise. hours ago the head of that country's election commission said the president mohammed morsi has postponed an early voting session on controversial constitution. today protesters once again stormed through the bausched wire barricades bawshed wire barricades around the presidential palace. sit down for talks backlash over controversial power grabs. this all started when president morsi essentially made himself a dictator. keep in mind he helped negotiate the cease-fire between israel and hamas. he is in charge of enforcing that agreement. david lee miller with the news from our middle east newsroom tonight. david lee, any other signs that he might be willing to move on this? >> clearly, shepard, the demonstrations on the street are making a difference. in addition to the delay of the expat egyptian vote on that referendum. aides to mohammed morsi are now saying it's very possible the entire thing might be cancelled. in fact the legal affairs minister in egypt said tonight that just about everything is on the table. there is the possibility that the constituent assembly might have
. >> and protest in tahrir square as anger continues to grow against egyptian president mohammed morsi. we'll have a live report. >> new information on what may have caused a freight train carrying dangerous chemicals to derail in new jersey. >> heather: the clock is winding down to a potential economic disaster. there has been a lot of talk apparently nothing to show for it. democrats and republicans blaming each other nor the standoff with your tax bill riding on the out come. unless an agreement is reached by the end of the month, bush-era tax cuts will expire triggering a rise in taxes by an average of 5%. that means a middle-class family will pay $2,000 more in taxes and married couples would be hurt because of marriage penalty. it doesn't include the budget consequences. $55 billion would be cut from the pentagon and another $55 billion slashed from domestic programs. an estimated 2 million jobs could be lost pushing the economy back into a recession adding to the misery to those facing tough times by ending jobless benefits for the long term unemployed. steve is live in washington. where do
harrigan. since mohamed morsi, the president there assumed near absolute powers through a constitutional move. he and the muslim brotherhood have been doing things that have a lot of people concerned in terms of ramming through a very controversial new constitution that the people have been very unhappy about. what's going on there. come back home now for a moment and take a look at the latest numbers we have got on the u.s. economy. the weekly unemployment numbers came in as they do every thursday. the labor department reported 370,000 americans filed for first-time unemployment claims. either way, either way, folks, your taxes will go up despite the haggling going on on capitol hill. you will be paying more to the u.s. government. stuart varney joins me now. so, stuart, that's the bottom line. this is what people i think across the country are starting to realize no matter what they negotiate, 2013 will be different for most of us. >> this is the untold tax story. everybody has been concentrating on tax the rich, yes or no. but the payroll tax holiday goes away january 1. neither polit
demonstrations in egypt as president morsi and the muslim brotherhood push through a hard-line islamist constitution. morsi supporters blocked them from entering the courthouse in order to give a ruling on this constitution. steve harrigan joins us from there. where do we stand now with this constitutional court having no ability to rule at this point? >> reporter: the most unusual situation in cairo where you have egypt's top court whose judges now say basically they are afraid to do their job. they were supposed to enter the court sunday to get to work. there was a crowd of pro-government protester surrounding that white house. the judges say they felt intimidated by the crowd both physically and psychologically intimidated. so for now they suspended all their work. martha: we can hear the sound of the protesters behind you. what i next in tahrir square? >> reporter: it's a competition between the two sides. those who support this president and those who want to drive him out of office. we have seen the protesters numbers diminish from 250,000, to sometimes 5,000 to 10,000 a day. some
implications. martha: you see these protesters furious for morsi's power grab and his rushing through a new constitution drafted by his muslim brotherhood allies. many fear if it's adhered to it could turn egypt into an islamic state. bill: how close did the protesters get to the president? >> reporter: the protesters got right to the walls of the presidential compound. it's the first time we saw them move from tahrir square. they broke through the walls protecting the compound. the protesters did not try to scale the walls of that presidential compound and there were no serious injuries reported on either side. despite large scenes of chaos and an angry crowd. bill: what should we watch today? what is critical? >> reporter: we are likely to see a counter protest from those who support morsi. we'll see back and forth protests from both sides. martha: could it be the beginning of calls for a great municipal bailout? there are great questions raised by a video of a detroit city councilwoman who calls on president obama to bail out her cash-strapped city for payback for their votes. >> after t
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of the muslim brotherhood in eastern egypt. the controversial president morsi was the leaders of that group before he resigned after winning the election. two weeks ago, the new president made himself a dictator, giving himself absolute power and tensions is been on the rise ever since. hours ago president morsi asking protesters out his palace to "cool it." give a chance to new talks aimed at stemming backlash over his controversial power grab. so far the call for calm has gone nowhere. you can see the protesters tearing down the tents throwing rocks and fire bombs at each other and yesterday opponents stormed the palace grounds. the president's backers in the muslim brotherhood showed up in force and ready for a fight. this began when egypt's new president essentially maim himself a stickator, with the protesters demanding he give up those near absolute powers. and steve harrigan is live for us in cairo. steve, these are the biggest crowds we have seen yet. >>reporter: the largest crowds and the most violent. it has calmed down in the last hour at 10:00 p.m. in egypt but the worst clashes
. this as protesters clash with supporters of mohammed morsi outside the presidential palace in cairo egypt. in that country's largest confrontation since the uprising of hosni mubarak. we're back with daniel henninger and editorial board member matt comiskey. so, bret. we were told if we did intervene in syria we could see chemical weapons used, civil war and radicalization and perhaps a regional conflict. >> now, we have all of those things. do you have imagine what might have happened if the obama administration had intervened early by imposing a no-fly zone at very little cost and risk to the united states over syria, if assad had been gone 12 months ago fwe were now in the midst of a transitional process with an opposition that hadn't been radicallized by the influx from jordan, iraq, from elsewhere. instead, we're having not only the syrian meltdown with serious consequences, but hundreds of thousands of refugees in turkey, destabilization of jordan and increasing inability in lebanon and this is spilling out all over the region, paul. >> paul: what about the president's red lines on-
for the crisis in cairo. >> clashes continuing over president mohammed morsi's power grab. protestors attacking officers of morsi's muslim brotherhood. a defiant morsi refusing to give up his powers. opposition are remnants of mubarek's regime. at least 6 people have been killed this week and dozens injured. obama is urging both sides to hold talks without preconditions. >>> vice president dick cheney offering scathing criticism of president obama's foreign policies. >> we have more territory in that part of the world when you start to add up all of the areas that have come or have come under the influence of muslim brotherhood and radical islamists. that part of the world piers to be muffling into a direction that is fundamentally hostile. >> he was being honored by the hudson institute for his contributions to the u.s. and government. >>> a day after hunters found two bodies in a rural area the mother of a missing girl confirms it is her daughter and her niece. dozens of people attended a vigil. the girls disappeared back in july while riding their bikes. a positive id needs to be made by a m
of egyptian president mohammed morsi. those against morsi holding a raldy at the same time and the same place and those much smaller and calmer than what we've seen in egypt, well, obviously and thankfully. in that country today. the top court suspended the work indefinitely in what the judges are calling a protest against psychological and physical pressures and that's the latest development in response to the power grab in put himself above the constitutional committee, above the lauf. and steve, where do things stand now with that constitutional court. >> reporter: harris, you have the unusual situation here in cairo of the highest court in the country, the supreme constitutional court. and right now, its judges are basically afraid to go in to work. they say they're psychologically and physically intimidated by the crowd that was around that courthouse this morning and they did not go to the courthouse or carry out their work. and the suspension one week after the president of this country said any act he issues is final, not subject to the courts. so, within a week, we really have a cou
there a day after angry protestors force the president, president morsi to leave the presidential palace. now he's back, and the stage is set for a new confrontation. we are going to talk about what this all means for us here at home. plus, the tv show that got this guy so fired up cops say he shot his girlfriend. well now he's charged with attempted murder. we'll tell you more about that story next. [ male announcer ] are you considering a new medicare plan? then you may be looking for help in choosing the right plan for your needs. so don't wait. call now. whatever your health coverage needs, unitedhealthcare can help you find the right plan. are you looking for something nice and easy? a medicare advantage plan can give you doctor, hospital and prescription drug coverage all in one plan... for nothing more than what you already pay for part b. you'll also have the flexibility to change doctors from a network of providers dedicated to helping you stay healthy. call now to learn more. unitedhealthcare has the information you need so you'll be better prepared when making medicare decisions. m
morsi. the other protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the new president. is the white house doing if you have to respond to the situation? is it even a situation we have to be involved in? stein yates is former deputy assistant for vice president of national security affairs. steven welcome. >> thank you. >> jamie: president morsi presented a new constitution. what does it provide and what concern if any should the u.s. have? >> well, among the key concer concerns is the notion that he is not subject to judicial review. in any normal democratic system where there are checks and balances you would have legislative check and judicial check among others on act of an overact as executive. what we see with mohammed morsi, leader of the muslim brotherhood is after winning a narrow election he is using every tool at his disposal to make generational impact by way of what he says. >> jamie: when i watch the pictures and i see both sides protesting, i wonder to myself so much was sacrificed for what the people there wanted. free society, ability to livepeacefully
the compound in the post. left while it was going on. aids said it was the end of a working day. mr. morsi did not flee. he does not live inside the compound. [ inaudible ] next up for the country is a referendum december 15. the nation will vote on a constitution, the draft of which has been bitterly criticized like something that was rushed through and favors islamist parties. it's likely that morsi supporters from the muslim brotherhood will push hard to get out a yes vote and get out the vote in general. it's not clear at this point whether the opposition will vote nowhere no. or abstain. president morsi got a boost today. he has been battling with the judges. today, supreme judiciary council said they would oversee the referendum. this gives a new constitution air of legitimacy and a blow for the opposition. bret, back to you. >> bret: steve harrigan live in cairo. steve, thank you. iran says it has captured another u.s. drone. iranian tv showed an image that said was aircraft that entered the air space over the persian gulf. both the u.s. navy and c.i.a. insist it's not one of theirs. ot
in reaction to of president morsi's continued referendum on an islamist based constitution. and demonstrators pouring into the street demanding that vote scheduled for this coming saturday to be canceled and calling for another massive rally tomorrow, they have he' been doing that for days now and for his part. president morsi apparently issuing an order for the military to maintain security until after the results of that referendum. remember, we wondered if the military would get involved. that order set to take effect tomorrow, also, gives soldiers the right to arrest civilians. just yesterday, we reported on fox report under intense pressure, morsi revoked most of that from late last month that put him above the law with that huge power grab. he did not give into one of the opposition's biggest demands to put off that referendum and krit six hacriti concerns and whether they will be protected against any future power plays by the muslim brotherhood. and concerns about religious freedom in at that country and one of the reasons many christian egyptians now are seeking asylum inside the u.s
several phone calls to egyptian president morsi and he refused to take the calls because he wants hamas to be stronger. and we are so close to falling over a real cliff into total chaos because of u.s. weakness that i think is trivial, the u.n. vote or where israelis build 2,000 house ons the outskirts of jerusalem, no one will remember that a few months from now. >> when they did that, that was against the u.s. wishes. they defied the u.s. wishes to so nobody seems to be listening to them. and there's egypt. and the continuing protests in egypt. thousands of the people who were demonstrating a year or so ago against mubarak, now demonstrate being against the new egyptian president morsi and the new draft constitution written by an islamist assembly. and people say it doesn't provide enough guarantees for women's rights or minority religion you make of the situation in egypt and the dangers it could turn into an islamist state? >> the bottom line in egypt is it's bad for the egyptian in their political future. probably not as bad for the long-term interests of the united states. anytime
there protesters have been rallying against president mohammed morsi for two weeks ever since he granted himself near absolute authority. a few days ago. lawmakers who support morsi hastily drafted and then passed a brand new constitution that could strengthen his grip. keep in mind president morsi of egypt has a lot of followers. he won a democratic election earlier thisser i don't. he is effectively making himself a dictator and the fact point to exactly that today 11 of egypt's largest newspapers suspended all operations over upcoming referendum vote. steve harrigan live in cairo for us. steve? >> shepard, these opposition protesters behind me on tahrir square are calling for people to marchionne the presidential palace tomorrow. that raises a clear possibility of conflict with supporters of president morsi around that presidential palace it will also be a real test of the opposition's numbers. we saw them peak out last week here at the square at 250,000. right now at 2:30 in the morning. probably fewer than a thousand people out there. in the meantime egypt's highest court the supreme consti
for their president. all right, this is the scene in cairo as egyptians rally behind president morsi. on december 15th there will be a vote on a new constitution, if approved. take place of the one in november protecting morsi from judicial oversight and opponents say the constitution is flawed and undermines basic freedom. a lot of passion there. meanwhile, new details about that terrible miami bus crash at that left two people dead and three people in critical condition. and that you can see crews cutting survivors out of the wreckage. and the double-decker bus crashed into a miami area airport and into a witness convention and the driver was unfamiliar with the area, did not mean to be at that airport at all. >> once he was in the airport. being unfamiliar with the routes and the roads, he took this road, fortunately, the bus did n bus-- the bus did not clear the overpass. >> and police have not yet filed charges. you have to see this to believe this, freshman house members pulling the stops to get that primo office space. [applaus [applause] >> and dave briggs in the studio does this every mornin
of dictatorship. and judge napolitano is here. the best way to describe what morsi did, he came in and tried to make himself a dictator. >>judge napolitano: he did. he came in, initially, as the man of the people, as the first popularly elected chief executive of egypt in its 3,000 year history. in a year of being in office, he said, the courts can not everrule me and no one can sue me and no one can second-guess me and what i say is the law. while he did that, he got the legislature, which was elected with him to write a new constitution without debate or input and against the rules of the present constitution and he is just putting it out there for the public to vote on. why are the judges so upset? the egyptian system of judges is similar to ours and to the british system, and judges can say to the government, that is unconstitutional. can you not do it. not in the islamic world which is what the constitution will have. their goal is an oath that is any dealt to shiria law, not rights of divided powers. >>shepard: egypt is the most powerful because of the numbers, 80 million people in egy
morsi. we haven't stopped anyone from entering and we haven't destroyed anything. we're here to protest. that is our constitutional right. >> what is or is not constitutional in egypt these days is in flux. it's set to be voted nonnational referendum on december 15. until then, both sides marshall the forces. demonstrating the support on the street. the number of protesters declineed. to just a few thousand tonight. the government strategy of the nonconfrontation with opponents have been working. that is put to the test on tuesday when they plan to march to enemy territory. >> the protesters plan to march toward the presidential palace tomorrow where they could clash with morsi supporters. can'tly what the government has been trying to avoid. >> steve harrigan live in cairo. thank you. the royal family is about to get bigger. palace officials say prince william and wife kate are expecting their first child. the dutchs of cambridge is in the hospital tonight in what is described as a severe case of morning sickness. the child would be third in line for the throne behind the father and gr
's presidential palace. according to the reporting of the associated press the egyptian president mohammed morsi had to sneak out the back door to avoid the crowding. this is a live look at demonstrations in cairo. hundreds of thousands have gathered night after night. rallying against president morsi's recent power grab. allies draft constitution one which would help him tighten his grip on power. earlier tonight it was far more chaotic. this was the scene outside that palace. police fired tear gas to try to break up the crowd. some reportedly chanted freedom or death. others down with the sons of dogs. they say they are not going anywhere unless and until the president cancels his plans to place himself above the law. steve hair tan live for news cairo. steve? >> shepard, this is really a new tactic for the opposition protesters. instead of simply staying here in tahrir square and chanting they went on offensive tonight toward the presidential palace. they got right to the compound walls until being tear gassed. it was reenergized the opposition. we have seen increase in recent days now they a
of egyptian president mohammed morsi reportedly torched the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood in a city east of cairo today. outside the presidential palace in the capital, thousands of islamist supporter of president morsi chased away opposition protesters who later returned in big numbers. fighting with rocks, fire bombs and sticks. tragic scenes tonight in philippines. stunned parents searching through a reof mud-stained bodies looking for missing children lost. the storm killed nearly 300 people in the southern philippines, including 78 villagers who perished during a flash flood. show and tell today on capitol hill. america's top intelligence official brought visual aids with him for his briefing on the september 11 terror attack in libya. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us what lawmakers saw. >> the closed, classified briefing brought together state department and counterintelligence officials for status report on the 23-month-old investigation on benghazi terror attack. >> to the degree there was planning involved was this done over weeks, days or hours?
of condemnation coming from the obama administration with regard to morsi's dictatorship in cairo. >> obviously retreating on freedoms without a doubt, clamping down on personal liberty, religious liberty. that's a big concern with morsi. and human rights activists around the world are very concerned about that we didn't mention benghazi yet. but obviously we have four americans dead. a brazen attack on our american installation. our mission there. ambassador had not been killed for decades around the world. u.n. ambassador. we killed bin laden but a lot of other things are alive and well and seeming to have a very brazen attitude toward bringing calamity and death uponns. >> not play that partisan. >> this there is legitimate questions about why there wasn't more secure around ambassador stevens and all mourn the loss of that there will be investigations on whether or not there was appropriate security provided him. but the larger issue in libya it is moving right direction much better off o. qaddafi and that would not have happened without president obama's leadership. i think freedom is actu
. >> turning to egypt, egyptian president morsi resended most of a decree that gave him sweeping powers but he's moving ahead with a referendum next weekend on a new constitution. does israel care whether egypt becomes an islamic state? >> egypt's stability and democracy is important to us. israel has a interest in stable, peaceful and democratic egypt. we won't get into the internal politics just as we don't except them to get involved in our politics. egypt needs stability and peace. it's not just an israeli interest, it's egyptian, regional, a global interest. the egyptian israeli peace and we hope egypt overcomes the difficulties as appeal fully -- peacefully as possible. >> does the government, given his role in brokering the cease-fire in gaza, dow trust morsi to keep the peace? >> he says repeatedly to americans and others he has every intention of upholding the peace and he played a constructive role in helping achieve a cease-fire surrounding the recent fighting in gaza and we hope egypt continues to play that kind of role. >> immediately after the palestinians a week or so ago were v
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